When Bernie Sanders’s campaign reached out to local hair donation organizations for ideas, they were mostly blank.
The problem, according to the organizations’ leadership, is that the Bernie Sanders campaign has no idea how to get people to donate their hair.
“He’s the only person on the Republican side that hasn’t come up with an answer to the hair donation issue,” said Tim Murphy, president of the National Hair Donation Coalition, which has donated hair since 1996.
“I don’t know how he’s going to do that.
It’s the biggest hurdle he’s got.”
He said the lack of a national plan to make donations of hair to charities has hurt the campaign’s ability to connect with the public.
“We’re hoping that we’re able to bring more donors to the table, and hopefully we’ll have a bigger impact on the overall charity,” he said.
This year, there’s a new face to the donor drive.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will face off in the Iowa caucuses next week, and while it will be the first time the two candidates are on the same stage together, it will not be the last.
In the weeks ahead, both candidates will hold fundraisers for local charities, including local hair transplant organizations, as well as support groups like the Hair Coalition.
“They’re going to be on the front lines,” said John Cappel, executive director of the American Hair Transplant Association.
“It’s going the way of a campaign.”
The national donor drive has been so successful that the American Association of Hair and Beauty Surgeons, which represents the nation’s hair transplant centers, has launched a campaign called “Donate Now.”
“We’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support from hair transplant recipients, donors, and other donors, which makes this the perfect time to give,” said Dr. Mark Moseley, the association’s director of health and clinical services.
The American Association has donated about $200 million to local charities in the past decade, Mosely said.
“Our focus is to do more to connect to the people who need our help, and we’re doing it the right way,” he added.
“This year we’re going all out.”
The Hair Coalition is one of many organizations that have donated to local donors, but some have struggled to get donations from donors willing to support local charities.
“The problem with the Bernie campaign is that they don’t have a plan to help donors,” said Murphy.
The National Hair Foundation has not received a donation of hair in the last year, and donations are declining, he said, noting that it will likely take months before the organization has received any.
“There’s not really any direction to go,” Murphy said.
The group has started an effort called “GoFundMe” to collect donations.
While the group has received donations from around the country, Murphy said it hasn’t received any new donations from any donors.
“Go Fund Me is great, but there’s nothing we can do,” he continued.
“That’s the big problem.
People don’t really want to donate.”
When the Hair Donation Movement began, donors like Murphy and others didn’t think the donor drives would last.
“People have been donating for decades, and I think that the hair donor movement has a lot to learn from what the donors have been doing for decades,” Murphy told The Daily Beast.
“What we need to do is create a movement that we can build on and we can inspire.”
In the past year, Murphy has been part of a growing coalition of local hair donors, many of whom have gone to the Hair Council of America for help with their hair transplant needs.
The Hair Council, a nonprofit, has raised more than $2.3 million for local hair transplants and hair transplant surgeries in the U.S. since 2011, and the Hair Commission has raised about $1 million in donations for local donors.
The coalition is led by a group of volunteers called the Hair Transplants Alliance, which includes a number of donors who have given to the coalition.
“Every year we’ve had a couple of new donors who came to the organization and said, ‘I want to do this because of the campaigns,'” said Jessica Smith, the group’s co-founder and chief executive officer.
“And that’s what we’re all trying to do with the Hair Change campaign.”
“The campaigns that we’ve worked with have really been inspiring and we have been really lucky in terms of getting new donors,” she said.
Smith, who also serves on the board of the Hair Foundation, said donors often have other priorities than helping people in need.
“Some donors come to the group because they want to support other causes and they’re very open about that,” she added.
The campaign has raised $300,000, but Smith said that will not cover the organization’s staff, so she and the other founders are looking for other donors to step up.
The coalition has started